Interview with Dr John Hurst of the Royal Free

Dr John Hurst returned from volunteering at Sambhavna in November 2010; we caught up with him about his experiences there 1.  Can you tell us a little about your job? I am a specialist in Respiratory Medicine, with my time divided 50/50 between NHS duties as a Consultant at Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London, […]

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Bhopal gas tragedy: 26 years later, victims still suffering

From the Hindustan Times online Twenty-six years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, children of the victims continue to suffer from problems like mental retardation, cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. Seven-year-old Khushi was born with multiple disabilities and can’t walk without help, one of the problems affecting the second generation of the people hit by the […]

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Govt moves SC for additional compensation

From Hindustan Times online Government on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking enhancement of compensation from Rs 750 crore to Rs 7,700 crore for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy in which more than 5000 people were killed due to leakage of poisonous gas from the Union Carbide factory. The filing of curative […]

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26th anniversary events in Bhopal

Tuesday 30th November Civic Felicitation of survivors’ activists of over 60 years of age Play by the second generation survivors, directed by Sudhir Azad Poetry readings by local poets Gandhi Bhawan, Polytechnic Crossing, Bhopal 6-8pm Thursday 2nd December Effigy burning of Union Carbide and Dow Chemical Neelam Park, Near Lilly Talkies 12:30pm Torch Rally Procession […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.